Karen Middleton
is The Saturday Paper’s chief political correspondent.

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News June 15, 2019

Centre Alliance barters on gas prices

As the government works to get its tax cuts through the upper house, Centre Alliance senators Rex Patrick and Stirling Griff have put a condition on their support, calling for adjustments to the domestic gas security mechanism.

News June 08, 2019

Fresh documents in Morrison’s sacking

New documents show the clearest picture yet of Scott Morrison’s dismissal at Tourism Australia, including scathing correspondence from Fran Bailey.

News June 01, 2019

Starting again: the Albanese interview

As he takes over as Labor’s new leader, Anthony Albanese outlines how he plans to reshape his party and win back Australia’s trust.

News May 25, 2019

Shorten loses again, trying to undermine Albanese leadership

As Labor attempts to understand how it lost the unloseable election, old divisions have been reopened by the party’s search for a new identity to win back voters.

News May 18, 2019

Election 2019: the final hours

As election day neared, Scott Morrison proved to be relentless on the chaotic campaign trail, despite what the polls predict for his prime ministership.

News May 11, 2019

Election cash splash coming from government grants

The funding for many promises in this election campaign appears to be coming out of government grants with vague criteria.

News May 11, 2019

The Shorten interview

In a one-on-one interview ahead of next week’s election, Bill Shorten has proposed he would, if necessary, set up a new regional processing facility in Papua New Guinea.

News May 04, 2019

Big-dollar pledges for marginal seats

Wherever there’s a marginal seat, there’s a politician from the Coalition or Labor pledging millions of dollars.

News April 27, 2019

Keelty warns river ‘ripe for corruption’

EXCLUSIVE: Former AFP chief Mick Keelty is examining links between political donations and water licences, and calling for proceeds-of-crime laws to be expanded.

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